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There is no local government my husband has not touched - Akwa Ibom first lady

Why my husband deserves a second term - Akwa Ibom first lady

There is no local government my husband has not touched - Akwa Ibom first lady
Akwa Ibom governor loses another aide to APC

Akwa Ibom governor loses another aide to APC

A special assistant on project monitoring to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, Mr Utibe Idem, has announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akwa Ibom governor loses another aide to APC
Newspaper review: Nigeria, home to highest number of world’s very poor people - UK prime minister

Newspaper review: Nigeria, home to highest number of world’s very poor people - UK prime minister

The newspaper review for Wednesday, August 29, leads with British prime minister's description of Nigeria as a home to very poor people and the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28.

Newspaper review: Nigeria, home to highest number of world’s very poor people - UK prime minister
Police kill 4 armed robbers terrorising Akpabio's neighbourhood in Akwa Ibom

Police kill 4 armed robbers terrorising Akpabio's neighbourhood in Akwa Ibom

The police command in Akwa Ibom said its officers had killed four of the five suspected armed robbers who robbed a fuel station in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom on August 21. The masked gunmen were killed during an operation in a bank.

Police kill 4 armed robbers terrorising Akpabio's neighbourhood in Akwa Ibom
Breaking: Despite speculations of planned defection to APC, Akwa Ibom governor declares 2nd term bid under PDP (photos)

Breaking: Despite speculations of planned defection to APC, Akwa Ibom governor declares 2nd term bid under PDP (photos)

The Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has officially declared his intention to seek a second term in office today, Friday, August 24. The declaration took place at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo.

Breaking: Despite speculations of planned defection to APC, Akwa Ibom governor declares 2nd term bid under PDP (photos)
APC blows hot, blames PDP for attempted attack on Akpabio

APC blows hot, blames PDP for attempted attack on Akpabio

The Akwa Ibom state APC chairman, Ini Okopido, has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party for the attempted attack on the former minority leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, in his country home at Essien Udim LGA.

APC blows hot, blames PDP for attempted attack on Akpabio
They want to blackmail me out of PDP - Senator accused of taking 12 cars worth N254m as bribe cries out

They want to blackmail me out of PDP - Senator accused of taking 12 cars worth N254m as bribe cries out

Senator Bassey Albert, representing Akwa Ibom northeast district has alleged that the opposition party is using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to blackmail him into defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party.

They want to blackmail me out of PDP - Senator accused of taking 12 cars worth N254m as bribe cries out
Just in: Senator Akpabio's country home reportedly attacked by gunmen

Just in: Senator Akpabio's country home reportedly attacked by gunmen

Gunmen on Tuesday, August 21, around 7.30 p.m., reportedly stormed the country home of former minority leader, senator Godswill Akpabio, in Akwa Ibom state, where he was holding political meeting his aide confirms

Just in: Senator Akpabio's country home reportedly attacked by gunmen
I didn't say Governor Emmanuel was a mistake to be corrected in 2019 - Akpabio

I didn't say Governor Emmanuel was a mistake to be corrected in 2019 - Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied a statement allegedly credited to him by former Senator Anietie Okon, that he referred to Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, as a mistake that must be corrected in 2019 election.

I didn't say Governor Emmanuel was a mistake to be corrected in 2019 - Akpabio
EFCC files charges against Akwa-Ibom senator for allegedly receiving N254m car gifts

EFCC files charges against Akwa-Ibom senator for allegedly receiving N254m car gifts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, August 20, filed charges at an Ikeja high court against another serving senator, Albert Bassey, for allegedly receiving 12 cars as bribes worth N254 million.

EFCC files charges against Akwa-Ibom senator for allegedly receiving N254m car gifts
I set up more than 9 industries in 3 years you spent 8 years with zero industry - Emmanuel replies Akpabio

I set up more than 9 industries in 3 years you spent 8 years with zero industry - Emmanuel replies Akpabio

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, says his achievements in office shows that he is not a mistake. The Akwa Ibom governor said Akpabio has mortgaged his conscience and is now attempting to deceive Akwa Ibom people.

I set up more than 9 industries in 3 years you spent 8 years with zero industry - Emmanuel replies Akpabio
Akpabio reveals his greatest mistake, begs Akwa Ibom people for forgiveness

Akpabio reveals his greatest mistake, begs Akwa Ibom people for forgiveness

Former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has expressed regrets for what he called “imposing” the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, on the people of the state. He said the governor has failed woefully.

Akpabio reveals his greatest mistake, begs Akwa Ibom people for forgiveness
Oshiomhole has not ordered fresh congresses - Akwa Ibom APC

Oshiomhole has not ordered fresh congresses - Akwa Ibom APC

The APC publicity secretary in Akwa Ibom state, Nkereuwem Enyongekere, on Sunday, August 19, denied rumours that the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has ordered fresh congresses in the state.

Oshiomhole has not ordered fresh congresses - Akwa Ibom APC
Kidnapped INEC official, 7 others rescued by JTF in Akwa Ibom state

Kidnapped INEC official, 7 others rescued by JTF in Akwa Ibom state

The Joint Task Force (JTF) battling criminal activities in Akwa Ibom state has rescued a staff of the INEC and seven other women who were being kept in kidnappers' den in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas of Akwa Ibom.

Kidnapped INEC official, 7 others rescued by JTF in Akwa Ibom state
My defection was uncommon; watched in 59 countries - Akpabio

My defection was uncommon; watched in 59 countries - Akpabio

Former Senate minority leader, Obong Godswill Akpbio, has allegedly compared his defection to the APC and Nigeria’s forthcoming 2019 general elections with the historic 1940 invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler’s Germany.

My defection was uncommon; watched in 59 countries - Akpabio
OPINION: What really is the electoral value of Akpabio?

OPINION: What really is the electoral value of Akpabio?

Mr Bassey Amba Offong, writes on the much talked about defection of the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, with emphasis on whether his joining the APC will affect the ruling party positively.

OPINION: What really is the electoral value of Akpabio?
OPINION: Governor Udom Emmanuel is welcome in the APC

OPINION: Governor Udom Emmanuel is welcome in the APC

The convener of Akwa Ibom Politburo For Good Governance, Mr. Bassey Amba Offong, writes on the rumours that Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, might be on his way to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

OPINION: Governor Udom Emmanuel is welcome in the APC
Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu on the list of states with high number of youths in politics

Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu on the list of states with high number of youths in politics

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), "67 Million Initiative" has rated Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom and Enugu as top states with the highest youths participation in politics. The rating was done among youths between the ages of 18 and 45.

Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu on the list of states with high number of youths in politics
We stand by you - Akpabio’s kinsmen tell Governor Udom

We stand by you - Akpabio’s kinsmen tell Governor Udom

Political leaders of Ikot Ekpene senatorial district in Akwa Ibom state on Wednesday, August 15, visited Governor Udom Emmanuel to reaffirm unflinching support for him; saying that the governor is an epitome of integrity.

We stand by you - Akpabio’s kinsmen tell Governor Udom
Thousands of Akwa Ibom women march in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel of PDP (photos)

Thousands of Akwa Ibom women march in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel of PDP (photos)

Thousands of women have taken to the streets in a solidarity march to support Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state. The women took to the streets days after former governor of the state Godswill Akpabio defected from the PDP.

Thousands of Akwa Ibom women march in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel of PDP (photos)
Akpabio was blackmailed to join APC - Lamido

Akpabio was blackmailed to join APC - Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, alleged that Senator Godswill Akpabio was blackmailed into joining the All Progressives Congress.

Akpabio was blackmailed to join APC - Lamido
Senator Godswill Akpabio: The demystification of a political godfather

Senator Godswill Akpabio: The demystification of a political godfather

Mr Bassey Amba Offong writes on the much talked about defection of the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, stating that the kingmaker status bequeathed on Akpabio is a media propaganda.

Senator Godswill Akpabio: The demystification of a political godfather
Godswill Akpabio reacts to alleged attempt to declare his seat vacant following his defection

Godswill Akpabio reacts to alleged attempt to declare his seat vacant following his defection

The former minority leader at the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to an alleged plan to declare his seat vacant.

Godswill Akpabio reacts to alleged attempt to declare his seat vacant following his defection
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